CC Finlay@ccfinlaySo earlier today we found a scorpion in our garage.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:12:15ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514975642778349568— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:12:15
Found this jaunty little scorpion in the garage, hanging out near the ceiling and waiting to drop on my head. pic.twitter.com/v0vG7KnaQ9CC Finlay@ccfinlay·Thu, Sep 25 2014 00:27:34ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514934197983539200— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 00:27:34
CC Finlay@ccfinlayWe remembered that we had a black light. Scorpions glow in the dark under black light.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:12:39ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514975744397934592— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:12:39
CC Finlay@ccfinlayObviously we needed to do a scorpion safari. So we waited until it was dark and we put on heavy shoes and pretended we were bad asses.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:13:26ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514975941278588928— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:13:26
CC Finlay@ccfinlayThen we went outside looking for scorpions.
People, this was a terrible idea.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:14:08ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514976116155904001— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:14:08
CC Finlay@ccfinlayNot because our house was covered in scorpions or anything. Maybe it is. Who knows? Rae and I don't because we have terrible eyesight.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:14:55ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514976311362985984— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:14:55
CC Finlay@ccfinlay"Is that thing glowing?"
"That thing. Get closer."
"I'm six inches away. I'm not getting any closer. What is it?"
"No idea."Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:15:46ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514976526136528897— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:15:46
CC Finlay@ccfinlayWe circumnavigate the house like that.
"What about behind the trash cans?"
"I'm not moving the trash cans."
"They like trash cans."Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:16:36ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514976736526999552— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:16:36
CC Finlay@ccfinlayNote: I have no idea if scorpions like trash cans.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:16:50ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514976797063380993— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:16:50
Fred Kiesche@FredKiesche@ccfinlay Ah, this is going to end in the next tweet with something out of my nightmares, isn't it. @ccfinlay·Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:13:43ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/FredKiesche/status/514976009532489729— Fred Kiesche (@FredKiesche)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:13:43
CC Finlay@ccfinlay.@FredKiesche I'm wordier than that. It will take longer.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:17:56ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514977070687207424— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:17:56
Alex Shvartsman@AShvartsman@ccfinlay Are scorpions normally found where you live, or is someone overly upset about their rejection? @ccfinlay·Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:17:38ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/AShvartsman/status/514976996451819520— Alex Shvartsman (@AShvartsman)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:17:38
CC Finlay@ccfinlay.@AShvartsman We just moved to Arizona last month. It's scorpion-palooza up in here.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:18:54ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514977317622661120— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:18:54
CC Finlay@ccfinlaySo finally we find one scorpion. The world's tiniest scorpion. Under the date palm.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:19:55ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514977570899902464— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:19:55
CC Finlay@ccfinlayAnd I get under there and step on it.
"Yeah! I got it."Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:20:35ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514977737275351040— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:20:35
CC Finlay@ccfinlayThen I move my foot and it comes running at me.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:20:53ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514977813993390080— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:20:53
CC Finlay@ccfinlayIt was so small I think it was able to hide into the pieces of gravel.
I screamed like it was the size of a face-hugger.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:21:32ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514977977839669248— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:21:32
CC Finlay@ccfinlaySo I go back under the tree and stomp for all I'm worth. Grinding that poor probably harmless creature into the ground.
I'm not proud.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:23:32ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514978483316211712— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:23:32
CC Finlay@ccfinlayI check under my foot. It's not moving. But I smash it down again anyway. And stand there.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:24:08ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514978631500955648— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:24:08
CC Finlay@ccfinlayRae, thinking ahead to the next place to hunt, because we're on safari, says: "I read that scorpions like to climb date palms and hide."Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:25:07ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514978881196290049— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:25:07
CC Finlay@ccfinlayHoly lactating mother of God, I jumped back like they were scorpion paratroopers and I was Omaha Beach.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:26:09ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514979140089688064— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:26:09
CC Finlay@ccfinlayThat was the only scorpion we found, which was anticlimactic. So Rae had another idea.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:27:10ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514979396818853888— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:27:10
CC Finlay@ccfinlayYOU'RE NOT HELPING. RT @FlightKnights Where there's one there's more....Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:28:40ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514979772339073024— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:28:40
CC Finlay@ccfinlayShe said, "Let's use the black light to check out the inside of our house."
People, we made a horrible mistake.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:27:48ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514979553195069440— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:27:48
CC Finlay@ccfinlayNow some of you may remember the first week we were here, we had the alarming visit from the police.Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:29:55ReplyRetweetFavorite//twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/514980089730465792— CC Finlay (@ccfinlay)Thu, Sep 25 2014 03:29:55